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A secret CIA prison for suspected terrorists operated in Lithuania in 2005–2006, the European Court of Human Rights ruled on Thursday.
Abu Zubaydah, CIA jail in Antaviliai
Abu Zubaydah, CIA jail in Antaviliai
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The Strasbourg-based court ordered Lithuania to pay 130,000 euros in compensation to Saudi Arabia-born Palestinian Abu Zubaydah, currently held at the Guantanamo base, for arbitrary detention in Lithuania.

"The Court concluded that Lithuania had hosted a secret CIA prison between February 2005 and March 2006, that Mr Husayn had been detained there, and that the domestic authorities had known the CIA would subject him to treatment contrary to the Convention," the ECHR said in its ruling.

The Court also ruled that Lithuania had violated the European Convention on Human Rights' provisions on the prohibition of torture, the right to liberty and security, the right to respect for private life and the right to an effective remedy.

Lithuania also failed to carry out an effective investigation into the Palestinian's complaint over the violation of his rights, the Court ruled.

US officials claims Abu Zubaydah, whose full name is Zayn Al-Abidin Muhammad Husayn, is a member of the Al Qaeda, and is linked to the September 11 terror attacks.

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